Speaking of magazines how do you like the look of these striking covers for Eye 94? Not bad eh? Look quite different don’t they? And so do all of the 8,000 copies in this issue’s edition—each a unique piece of artwork designed by Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir, based on their typefaces TwoPoint and TwoPlus.
“For this issue, the covers were printed on the HP Indigo 10000 digital press, using a variable data program called Mosaic,” says Eye. The remainder of the magazine was printed offset litho. The Mosaic program supplies a different image file for each pass of the press, each derived in this case from a number of ‘seed’ files supplied by MuirMcNeil that repeat the letters of the word ‘eye.’ Mosaic makes it possible to resize, rotate and change the colour of the artwork, cropping it to make each cover unique.”
Never one to simply judge a magazine by its cover, I must also assert that the content is of reliably high quality too; a type special with features on Nadine Chahine, MuirMcNeil, NovoTypo, House Industries, and Neue Kabel. Oddly enough Madeleine Morley has had a hand in this issue too, alongside occasional contributor Billie Muraben. Where do they find the time?